Weekly Update HSoC

Feb 13 - 17 , 2023

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Quote for the Week

“Success is not what you have done compared to what others have done. Success is what you have done compared to what you were supposed to do.”

Tony Evans

Recent Graduates

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Interim Assessments

All Completers needing to take the U.S. History E.O.C. An interim assessment will be given on March 2, 2023, for your tutoring session. All students that are in a completer status will be required to take this assessment. Interim Assessments are online assessments that align to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and help educators monitor student progress and predict student performance on STAAR.

The assessment provides an idea of how prepared you are now for the History E.O.C. in May. See Mr. Saldivar for more details.

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Black History Month

This year’s theme, “Inspiring Change,” epitomizes the contributions of African Americans to challenging racial inequities and promoting opportunities for equal advancement within the African American community. Below, the 2023 Department of Defense Black History Month poster depicts (from left) Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, Ezell A. Blair, Jr., and David Richmond, on the second day of a peaceful sit-down protest they organized at a Woolworth in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The Greensboro Sit-Ins were the first prominent non-violent sit-in protests of the civil rights movement and lasted from February 1 to July 25, 1960. The protests led to the Woolworth Department Store chain ending its policy of racial segregation in its stores. The protest began when McNeil, McCain, Blair and Richmond, African American students at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, sat down at a lunch counter inside Woolworth and politely asked for service.

Their request was refused, and they were asked to leave. In response, they chose to remain in their seats. This passive resistance and peaceful sit-down protest helped ignite a youth-led movement to challenge racial inequality throughout the South.


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High School of Choice (HSoC)

We are an alternative high school designed to help at-risk students achieve their goals of high school graduation and beyond. HSoC supports students through rigorous, innovative, and engaging learning experiences. Every student will be empowered to fiercely navigate their world with resilience, purpose, courage, humility, and pride.

Academic Performance and Effort

It is an expectation that all High School of Choice (HSoC) students put forth the effort to reach their maximum potential. Academic excellence is achieved by challenging yourself to improve on every assignment or task you encounter.

WISD Vision: Our vision is to be a district where innovation thrives and growth is limitless

Eric Thomas - ROOT WORK (Powerful Motivational Video)